Mar 07, 2014 12:10PM
Topless Femen Protestors Attacked & Arrested in Crimea
For staging an anti-Putin demonstration.
Two topless French members of the Ukraine radical feminist group, Femen were arrested in the (recently invaded by Russia) Crimean capitial of Simferopol by unidentified forces, after protesting outside the region's Crimean parliament.
The two members of the group known for crashing Nina Ricci's runway show late last year were shouting "Stop Putin's war" and "Fuck you Putin" when they were beaten by groups of 'pro-Russian activists' who apparently yelled "Prostitues!" as well as pepper-sprayed, arrested and dragged into a van by security guards, believed to be Cossack irregulars.
The demonstration comes after news that MPs in the Ukrainian region had voted to join Russia and announced a referendum on the status of Crimea. Crimea was officially part of Russia until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred it to Ukraine as a "gift" in 1954.
See also, this video of a reporter from Russian-funded news network, Russia Today who just resigned on air.
Photos: Alexander Nemenov